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Criminal Justice Services Board
Mandate 1167

Mandate Information
Mandate Title:
Criminal Justice Training and Standards
Purpose of legislation
The Director of the Department of Criminal Justice Services (the Director) and the Board of Criminal Justice Services (the Board) shall, in conjunction with the relevant stakeholders, review all of the compulsory minimum training standards which are applicable to law-enforcement officers and update them as needed. The Director and the Board shall ensure that the training standards appropriately educate law-enforcement officers in the areas of mental health, community policing, and serving individuals who are disabled. The updated compulsory minimum training standards shall, where appropriate, include consideration of, but not be limited to, the recommendations of the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing. The Director shall identify current resources available to officers in dealing with situations related to mental health and identify what resources are needed. Any updates to the compulsory minimum training standards shall be completed by June 30, 2022, and shall be reported to the Chairmen of the House Committees on Militia, Police, and Public Safety, Courts of Justice, and Appropriations, and to the Chairmen of the Senate Committees for Courts of Justice and Finance.
Legislation mandating a change
Budget item mandating a change Item 403 (2020)
VAC chapters to be amended
6 vac 20 - 20 : Rules Relating to Compulsory Minimum Training Standards for Law-Enforcement Officers
Associated Regulatory Actions
Action 5665: Comprehensive Review and Update of the Compulsory Minimum Training Standards for Law Enforcement Officers
Latest Stage: NOIRA
Deadline for the regulation to become effective 6/30/2022
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